News 14 Sep 2016

Puccetti's Krummenacher makes WorldSBK transfer

Official Kawasaki team to step up for 2017 season.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

Puccetti Kawasaki will enter the 2017 Superbike World Championship, taking Supersport contender Randy Krummenacher to the premier division next season aboard a Ninja ZX-10R.

The 26-year-old Swiss rider is currently second in WorldSSP and is ready to take the next step in his career, remaining with both the Puccetti team and Kawasaki for the new year.

“I’m extremely happy we’ve found an agreement with my team for the 2017 season,” Krummenacher said. “This year a great feeling has developed between me and my team, a feeling that have resulted in some big results in WorldSSP. We’ve decided that we can do a great job also in Superbike. Thanks to all my sponsors and everyone who believed in me since the beginning.”

Team manager Manuel Puccetti said: “After a few months of preparation we can finally say we will be in WorldSBK next year. It will be a great challenge and we will ride against the best riders in the paddock.

“Our team was born 20 years ago and after a few years in the Italian championship we landed in the STK600 championship with three consecutive titles, then with the triumph in the WorldSSP in 2015 with Sofuoglu and finally this season with the first two places in the championship. With Randy there is a great relationship and now we are ready to face this new challenge!”